BBB Sounds the Alarm on Deceptive Door-to-Door Sales

Better Business Bureau (BBB) partners with ADT and trade associations to warn consumers about fraudulent door-to-door home security sales
May 09, 2017

BBB teamed up with ADT, the Monitoring Association and the Electronic Security Association today to kick off summer selling season with a news conference. The conference included accounts from local victims and tips for avoiding cons.

Each summer, thousands of consumers are targeted by deceptive door-to-door security sales. In 2016, BBB processed more than 5,300 complaints about home security companies nationwide.

If someone comes knocking at your door, watch out for high pressure sales tactics, deals that sound too good to be true and a poor rating with BBB. If you’re considering a home security system, you can find tips at If you’re being recruited to sell alarm systems door-to-door, learn more at

More information about today’s news conference can be found at